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Alexander Fraser

Alexander Fraser, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Fraser
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 26th August, 1835
Arrival date: 10th December, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 134
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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jas on 30th July, 2018 wrote:

That Alexander Fraser sometime a Gentleman’s servant and Margaret Wright, servant presently in custody stand charged First with wickedly and feloniously stealing and theftuously carrying away:
- 2 blankets, 2 table cloths, a half-sheet, a square of silk, a hearth rug, a piece of pack-sheet, a cork screw, 3 bottles, 8 moulded candles, a linen or cotton shirt
- 3 gallons of whisky, 3 pounds of tea
- A glass bottle or case containing the kidneys and renal capsules of a child born without a brain, or containing some other anatomical preparation (Property of the Royal College of Surgeons)
- 15 pounds in bank notes
- A man’s hat with a crape ribbon fastened around it
- A pound of snuff, 4 snuff boxes:  oval shaped, a Tam O’Shanter painted on the lid, yellow painted, and fancy tartan painted (found not guilty)
Sentenced to 7 years transportation to Van Diemans Land
While on the prison hulk awaiting transportation put in irons for giving spirits away
Sailed on the convict ship ‘Layton’ [26] August 1835, arrived Hobart December 1835
April 1836 Received 36 lashes for being ‘extremely insolent and disrespectful’, sentence extended by 2 years
May 1837 6 weeks hard labour for being absent without leave
April 1838 12 months hard labour in chains for being drunk and assaulting the Chief District Constable
July 1840 received Ticket of Leave
September 1840 Daughter Elizabeth born to Ann Guard
December 1840 1 hour in the stocks for being out after hours in a disorderly house
January 1841 Married Ann Guard
1844 Received Certificate of Freedom

joy burch on 25th August, 2019 wrote:

Jas - im interested in connecting and sharing info on Alexander Fraser

Convict Changes History

jas on 30th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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